LWW Translate/Vie Ed. 12-09-21


Interim team named in executive director search

by Susan Hopewell

GRF president

As the search for a new executive director gets underway, the GRF Board of Directors has launched an interim plan for the management of Leisure World.

This experienced team is led by Mark Weaver (Facilities Director) and includes the following staff: Carolyn Miller (Director of Finance), Jodi Hopkins (Mutual Administration Director) and LeAnn Dillman (Human Resources Director), as well as GRF President Susan Hopewell.

These highly qualified GRF personnel collectively have about 74 years experience working in LW. The team will provide continuity and give the board time to find an ideal candidate, with the desired skill set, to fill the top post in the GRF management team. 

The GRF Board will hire a leading executive search firm to fill the position. This position has also been posted with the California Association of Community Managers (CACM), the California Associations Institute (CAI) and LinkedIn. The above actions were finalized at the Dec. 3 executive session of the GRF Board.

The search for new executive leadership will take time, and the GRF Board asks for residents’ patience, support and understanding. 

“I know there is uncertainty and concern within the community regarding the departure of the GRF executive director,” said President Hopewell. “The GRF Board will continue to provide updates to the community.”

 GRF 2022 Calendars have been delivered

The 2022 GRF wall calendar was delivered Dec. 3-6 to every LW doorstep. The calendar features a new, larger format and the photographs of LW residents and GRF staff. If you did not receive a copy, extras are available at the LW Weekly office near the Amphitheater.  For more information, call (562) 431-6586, ext. 383.

LW Weekly staff wishes everyone a happy and healthy 2022.

Ex-GRF President Ronde Winkler has died

Ronde Winkler, the ultimate ambassador of Leisure World who was known for her fiscal prudence and wise counsel on the GRF Board of Directors and the Seal Beach Planning Commission, died Nov. 30 after a brief and sudden illness.

Winkler served on the GRF Board from 2012-2020, with multiple terms as corporate secretary, treasurer and president. Before that, she began serving on her Mutual 10 Board almost as soon as she arrived in LW in August 2006. 

She stepped down from the GRF Board in February 2020 to take a seat on the Seal Beach Planning Commission representing District 2. She was elected vice chair on Jan. 19 and was active until her last meeting, on Nov. 1. The Seal Beach City Council will recognize Winkler at the Dec. 13 council meeting, adjourning it in her memory. 

Winkler was born and raised in Juneau, Alaska. She moved to Southern California when she was 17 to marry Leo Andersen. The couple had three children: Mark, Christopher and Stacy. 

Ronde loved numbers, so it was no surprise that she became an accounting consultant and successfully owned and operated her own firm, Ronde & Co., until she retired and moved to Leisure World. 

She was a woman ahead of her time, said her daughter, Stacy Andersen. Winkler made her own money, purchased and drove three different Corvettes, went to racing school, and jumped out of an airplane. She always championed the professional advancement of women, specifically through an organization called Business and Professional Women (BPW). Her elected positions included state president for the International Federation of BPW. 

True to her character and drive, she was an active and dedicated community leader wherever she lived. She had a long history of serving on the boards of nonprofit organizations, almost always in leadership positions. She gave her time to Rotary International Club, Boys and Girls Clubs, the Business Council of South El Monte, Whittier College Board of Visitors, Lincoln Training Center, Los Angeles Economic Development Corp. and the El Monte-South El Monte Chamber of Commerce. 

As for the GRF Board, she was known for her hawk-eyed reviews of financial reports and budgets. She was especially interested in developing programs to ensure the long-term viability of the GRF and its Trust properties.

GRF President Susan Hopewell said, “I had the privilege and honor of serving with Ronde on the GRF Board for five years. She was a wealth of knowledge and always willing to share that knowledge with new GRF directors. I smile now thinking of her referring to herself as a ‘forensic accountant’ as she reviewed invoices, financial statements and budgets. She was a great role model and mentor and will be sorely missed.”

Winkler characterized herself as having “just plain ol’ common sense,” and it showed in everything she did, beginning with an unwavering commitment to the many time-consuming jobs she took on.

As GRF president from 2014-16, she presided over all board meetings and attended every committee meeting as the ex-officio member. 

When she accepted the post on the planning commission in 2020, District 2 Councilman Thomas Moore said, “Over the past several years of attending events in Leisure World, I have had the opportunity to get to know Ronde and can attest to her integrity and commitment to our community.”

Her colleague, District 5 Councilwoman Sandra Massa-Lavitt, described Winkler as “so capable, so qualified for everything. I’m shattered that we have lost such a wonderful and capable person. We were friends who would sit over lunch and laugh about our aches and pains and generally getting old. I will genuinely miss her.” 

Her many friends, who were stunned by her sudden death, agree that she will be greatly missed, especially her cheerful, 100-watt smile and her indelible sense of style. She is survived by sons Mark Andersen and Christopher Andersen; daughter Stacy Andersen, seven grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. 

A memorial service is being planned; information will be provided in an upcoming issue.

—Ruth Osborn

Stand by your pan during the holidays

As the holidays approach, it’s a time to prepare the holiday feast and brush up on home fire safety. Plus, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect communities, planning your celebrations may be a little different this year.

“Home fires are a real threat to people over the (holidays),” said Guillermo Sanchez, preparedness and resiliency manager for Red Cross Los Angeles Region. “Cooking fires are the No. 1 cause of home fires. We are urging families to follow cooking safety steps to help prevent your holiday celebrations from going up in smoke.”

To help keep you and your loved ones safe this season, the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region offers these safety tips:

• Keep an eye on what you fry. Never leave cooking food unattended. If you must leave the kitchen, even for a short period of time, turn off the stove.

• Move items that can burn away from the stove. This includes dish towels, bags, boxes, paper and curtains. Also keep children and pets at least 3 feet away.

• Avoid wearing dangling sleeves or loose clothing while cooking.

• When frying food, turn the burner off if you see smoke or if the grease starts to boil. Carefully remove the pan from the burner.

• Keep a pan lid or a cookie sheet nearby. Use it to cover the pan if it catches on fire. This will put out the fire. Leave the pan covered until it is completely cooled.

• Turn pot handles to the back of the stove, so no one bumps them or pulls them over.

• Use a timer to remind yourself that the stove or oven is on. Check the kitchen before going to bed or leaving home to ensure all stoves, ovens and small appliances are turned off.

• Celebrate with the people you live with—it is the safest choice. If you do celebrate with people who don’t live with you, gatherings and activities held outdoors are safer than indoor gatherings.

• Do not attend or host a holiday gathering if you are sick or have symptoms of COVID-19.

• If you are not fully vaccinated and must travel, follow the CDC’s Domestic Travel or International Travel recommendations for unvaccinated people. Everyone, even people who are fully vaccinated, will still be required to wear a mask on public transportation. 

You can also help keep your family safe by testing your smoke alarms monthly and practicing your home fire escape plan until everyone can get out in less than two minutes—the amount of time you may have to get out of a burning home before it’s too late. 

Visit redcross.org/fire for more information, including an escape plan to practice with your family. You can also download a free Emergency app and free Red Cross First Aid app for instant access on how to control bleeding, help someone who is choking and other scenarios. Search “American Red Cross” in app stores.

Looking for holiday memories

Christmas used to be so simple. The trees were strung with cranberries and popcorn; The gifts, what few there were, were wrapped in brown paper; and grandma’s house was often just down the street. It’s these early memories that keep the spirit of Christmas alive.

The LW Weekly invites residents and their families to spread the joy by sharing their best memories and traditions of holidays gone by. 

Send stories to rutho_news@lwsb.com or bring them in writing to the LW Weekly office adjacent to the Amphitheater by Dec. 16. The office is closed to the public, but staff is working inside weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call (562) 472-1277.

Social services to collaborate for a LW resource 

by Robann Arshat 

member resources

Beginning in January, GRF Member Resources will have a full team of social worker advocates on site to help residents navigate challenges associated with aging. 

The GRF Member Resource & Assistance Liaison Office has partnered with Orange County’s Adult Protective Services, Council on Aging, Alzheimer’s Orange County and the Golden Age Foundation (GAF) to provide a comprehensive pool of information, resources and education.

The Council on Aging will offer its popular Friendly Visitor program, which provides companionship and social support to frail and isolated seniors, and the Reconnect program, which reintegrates isolated adults into the community.

Among other programs offered by the Council on Aging are Concierge Care Navigators, which is a skilled team of certified geriatric care managers who can  evaluate, plan and coordinate care, and the  HICAP program, which offers intermittent free unbiased Medicare counseling. 

Also coming to LW will be Alzheimer’s OC, with 40 years of helping people affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.  Its services and programs help those struggling with memory loss.  They also help caregivers, families and friends get the education, information, emotional support, resources and care to ease the journey ahead.        

Another great addition will be Adult Protective Services (APS).  This Social Services agency program is designed to  protect the elderly from abuse, neglect or exploitation.  It also advocates for seniors who have been harmed or are at risk of harm and can provide crisis intervention.   

And finally, LW’s own GAF, a nonprofit volunteer group that has been serving Leisure World for over 48 years, offering a variety of programs especially designed to enhance LW living. Programs include the free loan of mobility aids such as walkers, a document shredding service and emergency-help resources. For more information on the GAF, visit www.goldenagefdn.org. 

The goal of this new on-site collaboration, which will be based in Building 5, is to help each resident thrive and successfully age in the comfort and safety of home.

Sewer project has moved to Los Al Boulevard

Construction related to the Los Alamitos Trunk Sewer Project has moved onto northbound Los Alamitos Boulevard last week. The purpose of the project is to remove calcium deposits from the pipe, reinforce leaking pipe joints, and replace or rehabilitate aging manholes.

Once completed, this project will extend the life of the regional sewer to provide reliable service to the community.

Crews are line cleaning and grouting the pipe joints at night when sewer flow is low. Once this is completed, manhole repair work will begin. 

Meanwhile, work continues on Lexington Drive and Katella Avenue. Manhole covers are being replaced, which will be followed by manhole replacement and rehabilitation. 

The construction zones are on:

• Los Alamitos Boulevard from Katella Avenue to Bradbury Road with crews working Sunday-Friday from  8 p.m.-6 a.m.

• Katella Avenue to Farquhar Avenue: Sunday-Friday, 8 p.m.-6 a.m.

• Farquhar Avenue to Bradbury Road: Monday-Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

• Lexington Drive from Corporate Center Drive to Katella Avenue and Katella Avenue from Lexington Drive to Los Alamitos Boulevard.

Expect periodic traffic delays as a result of lane reductions and turn restrictions. Noise levels will be increased, and certain bus stops along the route may be affected. Watch for posted signs and visit www.OCTA.net for more information.

People can also call the Construction Hotline at (714) 378-2965 or visit ConstructionHotline@ocsan.gov.

Smartphone training offered

Android and iPhone webinar trainings are offered free from the comfort of your own home. Space is limited.  Learn how to operate basic functions, send text messages, make text larger, connect Bluetooth devices, make smartphones louder and easier to hear, and more. This is a two-part online training. To participate, you will need a computer, Internet service and a valid email address. For more information or to sign up, call 1-866-271-1540 or email smartphonetraining@ddtp.org.

Vinyl Rock will play at Toys for Tots Show

Clubhouse 4 will once again be the site for the GRF Toys for Tots Christmas Show on Friday, Dec. 10. 

Doors open at 6 p.m., with live entertainment starting at 7. 

All residents and their guests are invited. 

Entrance is free, but everyone must bring a new, unwrapped toy.

Vinyl Rock, a nine-member, Orange County-based band, performs classic rock, Motown and pop tunes primarily from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, with some holiday tunes added to the mix.

Vinyl Rock is sponsored by Cabaret Entertainers and has monthly gigs in Clubhouse 1 as part of the GRF Weekend Dances. The festivities will include complimentary cookies and hot beverages. Santa and his elves will be collecting gifts for the Toys for Tots drive. 

People can also drop off unwrapped toys at the Security Main Gate, North Gate, St. Andrews Gate and the Security Satellite Office in Building 5 in the boxes provided, or just bring them  to the show. 

On Dec. 14, there will be a Family and Friends Photo Op with Santa and his elves in Clubhouse 4 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Watch the LW Weekly for more information on upcoming holiday events. 

—Kathy Thayer

assistant recreation manager

LWers list favorite charities

The world is full of people in need year-round, and no time is that more apparent than during the holiday season. Submit information about ways to give back to the community or your favorite charity (email preferred) at rutho_news@lwsb.com. Include the name of the charity and its contact information, plus your name and Mutual number. 

Read on for your neighbors’ favorite charities: 

• Christian Outreach in Action

We feel so very blessed to be able donate 2,000-plus knit/crochet caps with fleece scarves yearly to Christian Outreach in Action, Long Beach, for  the last 10 years. This charity helps the homeless and accepts all donations. For pick-up, call (562) 326-6760. 

Yvette Perdue, Mutual 10 

• Long Beach Rescue Mission 

Each $2.20 provided to this Long Beach nonprofit buys a plate of food and gives an opportunity for people to change lives: To end their hunger and to put homelessness behind them. To give, visit https://give.lbrm.org. The Long Beach Rescue Mission is located at 1430 Pacific Ave., Long Beach, CA, 90813, (562) 591-1292, info@lbrm.org. 

Lynne Lafleur, Mutual 6

• Helping the Homeless

Fill Trader Joe’s paper bags with items such as new socks, jars of peanut butter, loaves of bread, crackers, protein bars, bananas, a couple of bottles of water, plastic utensils, and a card with $5. Keep the bags in your car to give to homeless people living on the streets. 

Susan Hopewell, Mutual 6

• Partners in Health 

This Boston-based charity is dedicated to improving health care. Tracy Kidder wrote the inspiring story of its founder, Dr. Paul Farmer, in “Mountains Beyond Mountains,” which became a popular best-seller. 

Partners in Health received a top, four-star rating from Charity Navigator. To learn more, visit https://www.pih.org.

Linda and Fred Fenton, Mutual 12

• Mouth & Foot Painting Artists

 Mouth & Foot Painting Artists is a self-help association created by a small group of disabled artists more than 60 years ago. They were hoping to be able to earn a living through their artistic abilities to foster financial security. It is now an international organization.

Whether from birth defects or injuries resulting in paralysis, these artists create amazing work by holding a paintbrush with their teeth or between their toes.Visit https://mfpausa.com for information on how to give.

Laura Arnold, Mutual 14

• Mary’s Kitchen

Mary’s Kitchen feeds, clothes and provides services that support and enhance the quality of life for the hungry and homeless. On a daily basis, it serves meals to 200-plus homeless men, women and families. It was started by an Irish woman who fed the homeless at a local park. I know first-hand all the good they do, as I was a volunteer there for several years. Visit MarysKitchen.Org or call (714) 633-0444.

Andree O’Brien, Mutual 17

• Hearts and Hands United in Giving (HHUG) 

HHUG is a small, local nonprofit dedicated to helping the homeless in the community. It accepts donations of clean, used towels; new, unopened, travel-size shampoos, soaps and lotions; and disposable razors.  

The only clothing accepted is new socks and new underwear for men and women. To donate any of these items, contact Susan Hopewell at (562) 430-6044 for pick up, or leave donations on her patio in Mutual 6, 62-A. These donations are delivered to the Long Beach Beach Multi-Service Center, which provides a variety of services to homeless individuals and families, including showers. 

To make a financial donation and to learn more about HHUG, visit hhug.org.

Linda Neer, Mutual 2; Susan Hopewell, Mutual 6

• Precious Life Shelter

Precious Life Shelter, 3622 Florista St., Los Alamitos, (562) 431-5025, supports homeless pregnant women of all ages. It is supported by the Precious Life Thrift Store, where I have been volunteering for the last five  years. We accept all  types of donations, except furniture, and are always looking for volunteers to assist with the donations. 

Nancy L. Lopez, Mutual 15

• Golden Age Foundation

The Golden Age Foundation (GAF) is staffed and run by volunteers. The GAF, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, was established in 1973 to enhance the quality of life in LW.  GAF relies on donations of time, talent and funding from  residents, groups and organizations. 

People can support the GAF by sending checks to: Golden Age Foundation, P.O. Box 2369, Seal Beach, CA, 90740; tax ID: 23-7273105. To learn more about the GAF, visit www.goldenagefdn.org.

Anna Derby, Mutual 5

Perspectives Policy

Submissions in each of the following categories may be published at the discretion of the managing editor. 

Letters to the Editor: The maximum number of words is 250. Letters should be typed and delivered to LW Weekly by email (preferred), regular mail or hand-delivered. Letters must be of general interest to the community and may contain opinions, suggestions, compliments and complaints without being scurrilous, libelous, defamatory, repetitive or otherwise inappropriate. The names of individual employees, titles and/or departments will not be permitted in letters that could adversely impact any GRF employee directly or indirectly.

Member Column: At a maximum 500 words, columns can present an argument or opinion or information about pending issues of concern to the community. 

Priority is given to first-time or less frequent writers. Some names will be left out to protect privacy.

Contributor: Restaurant reviews, theater reviews or travel journal submissions are welcome, subject to terms and conditions in the policy unless otherwise noted.

Political: Submissions concerning political issues outside of Leisure World and the City of Seal Beach will not be published.

Freeway Construction Update

The Orange County Transportation Authority, in cooperation with Caltrans, is widening the San Diego Freeway (I-405) between SR-73 and I-605.The project is improving 16 miles of I-405 between the SR-73 freeway in Costa Mesa and I-605 near the Los Angeles County line. Construction updates are as follows:

SB (SB) I-405 Loop 

On-Ramp from Bolsa Chica Road Closed for One Month

Crews closed the southbound (SB) I-405 loop on-ramp from Bolsa Chica Road to accommodate the freeway widening. 

The ramp closed Nov. 8 and is anticipated to reopen soon. 

North Gate Road

Crews are working on the foundation of two walls along southbound I-405 adjacent to North Gate Road, which remains open. 

The foundation consists of 130 cast-in-drilled-hole (CIDH) piles. Crews will use an auger to drill large holes, install forms and steel cages, and pour concrete into the holes to form the piles. The work is set to begin on the north end of the wall and will proceed south. 

Work hours are from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Crews may mobilize equipment as early as 6 a.m., and some activity may occur at night. 

This work may be loud. 

SB I-405 Loop Off-Ramp to 

Westminster Boulevard 

Extended Closure Continues 

 The closure of the southbound I-405 loop off-ramp to eastbound Westminster Boulevard has been extended for an additional three months.

This closure will keep traffic flowing on both lanes of the existing adjacent SB on-ramp and accommodate the detour needed for the extended closure of the SB I-405 loop on-ramp from Bolsa Chica Road, which is anticipated early next month.

The new ramp is now set to open in mid-January.

WB SR-22 On-Ramp 

from Old Ranch Parkway Closed 

Crews closed the Old Ranch Parkway on-ramp to the westbound SR-22 on April 13 to accommodate the freeway widening. 

Activities include demolition, excavation, grading, drainage and electrical system installation, and concrete pours and asphalt paving.

 Daytime work hours are 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Crews may mobilize equipment as early as 6 a.m. Nighttime work hours are 9 p.m.-6 a.m.

NB I-405 Loop Off-Ramp 

to Bolsa Avenue Closed 

Crews closed the northbound I-405 loop off-ramp to Bolsa on June 18 to accommodate freeway widening. The ramp is anticipated to reopen soon. 

I-405 Lane Reductions for Center Median Work 

Crews will continue to perform work in the center median on the I-405 at the Bolsa Avenue bridge. 

This work will require north- and southbound I-405 HOV lane reductions between Bolsa Avenue and Goldenwest.

Lane reductions will continue from 5 a.m.-12 p.m., for approximately two more months. 

Sidewalk Closures on Seal Beach Boulevard  

Crews closed the sidewalks at the intersection of Seal Beach Boulevard and Lampson Avenue for permanent traffic signal construction.

Activities include the removal of existing sidewalk ramps, installation of new sidewalk ramps, and electrical and foundation work.

Permanent traffic signal construction and the sidewalk closure will continue through December.  Daytime work hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Seal Beach Boulevard and Lampson will be intermittently reduced to two lanes at the intersection for the duration of the work.

SB I-405 Loop Off-Ramp to 

Westminster Boulevard Closed 

 The closure of the southbound I-405 loop off-ramp to eastbound Westminster Boulevard has been extended for an additional two months to allow crews to complete bridge construction that was delayed due to nesting owls.

This work may be loud. The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather or unforeseen operational issues.

Almond Avenue 

 Crews are working on the foundation of a wall along Almond Avenue between Dahlia Circle and Jasmin Circle in College Park East adjacent to the northbound I-405. The foundation consists of approximately 250 cast-in-drilled-hole (CIDH) piles.

This activity includes augering large holes, installing forms and steel cages, and pouring concrete into the holes to form the piles.

Once this work is complete, crews will begin placing rebar, constructing forms and pouring concrete to construct the wall.

The work is ongoing from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. on weekdays and Saturdays, as needed. 

Nighttime activities may also occur between 9 p.m.-6 a.m. 

Crews may mobilize equipment as early as 6 a.m., and some activity may occur at night. This work may be loud.

Sign up for project-wide and bridge-specific construction alerts at bit.ly/405-signup. Email 405project@octa.net or call (888) 400-8994 for more information. 

Decal Office Hours

The GRF Security Decal Office is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturdays from noon-4 p.m.

The office will be closed Wednesdays and Sundays, and on weekdays from noon-12:30 p.m. for lunch.

The office is located in Building 5 near the Copy Center.

Appointments are not required. 

Decal issuance is on a first-come, first-served basis. 

To receive a vehicle decal, residents must present the following documents: Proof of vehicle insurance, DMV vehicle registration (vehicle must be registered to the LWSB resident); DMV driver’s license; and a GRF ID card. 

Decals are valid for up to two years after the date of issuance. 

It’s that time of the year again, when members of Faith Christian Assembly look forward to seeing that guy with the rosy red cheeks and the jolly laugh flying into town: Pastor Paul Vaughn. 

Vaughn will join Faith Christian Assembly from Tahiti, where he pastors the church La Bonne Nouvelle (The Good News), on Sunday, Dec. 12, at the 10:30 a.m. service, both in music and the message. He will share the faithfulness of God through 2021 at La Bonne Nouvelle.

Faith Christian Assembly will hold its annual “Happy Birthday Jesus” celebration on Dec. 12 at 5:30 p.m. in the Garden Room. This event is a congregation favorite with delicious food, games, music and fellowship. During the event, the church will bring its financial gift to Jesus, with all gifts going directly to missions and local outreach to help the neediest in the community and beyond. 

“And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me’” (Matthew 25:40, NKJ).

Sunday service times are at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. The pre-service prayer is Sunday at 5 p.m. Griefshare meets every Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. in the Garden Room.

To receive a free newsletter and more information on the church, call (562) 598-9010, email contact@fcachurch.net or visit our website at www.FCAchurch.net. 

Just before Christmas is Advent (coming), and LW Baptist celebrates the birthday of the king all month. Sunday worship begins at 10 a.m., after Sunday school at 9:15.

Advent is an expectant time, preparing for and celebrating Christ’s nativity and watching for Christ’s return at his second coming, the two advents the Gospel revolves around. Luke begins his Gospel describing the First Century events that led to Christ’s birth and the calendar’s change. He cites two of the eight most ancient Christian hymns, the Magnificat and the Benedictus. The virgin Mary exclaims the Magnificat’s words while visiting her elderly relative Elizabeth, six months pregnant with infant John the Baptist. Mary enters and greets Elizabeth, whose baby leaps in her womb, and Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit, proclaims Mary blessed as the Lord’s mother. Mary responds, “My soul magnifies (hence Magnificat) the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.” The women spend three months together, sharing their stories and faith in the Lord.

After John the Baptist’s birth, at his eighth-day circumcision, his father, Zacharias, praises God with these words, “Blessed (hence Benedictus) be the Lord God of Israel, for he has visited and redeemed his people,” fulfilling the Jewish nation’s hope in the Messiah (Jesus). 

The midweek Energizers group is currently studying Psalms prophecies of Jesus the Messiah and meets at 3 p.m. on Wednesday. 

Call (562) 430-8598 for more information on the church.

Each holiday season, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints launches the “Light the World with Love” campaign to encourage everyone to celebrate the season through a variety of activities and service opportunities. The LightTheWorld.org website enables everyone to be part of the greatest story ever told in celebrating Jesus’ birth, exploring the Christmas story through interactive experiences, providing service opportunities at home and throughout the world, as well as downloading and sharing Christmas images and videos. 

By participating, you can “Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 5:16). This month, specific service prompts will focus on helping others during the Christmas season. To participate, download a calendar outlining ideas, create your own, or follow the campaign on social media @ComeUntoChrist.

Light the World Giving Machines have been set up in 10 United States locations this year. Giving Machines make it easy for anyone to support global charities that provide those in need with clothing, eyeglasses, medicine, hygiene supplies, wheelchairs, sporting equipment and even livestock.

In 2019, the Giving Machines collected over $3.9 million in donations. Among the many items purchased were nearly 63,000 chickens, 1.6 million meals, 955,000 vaccines, over 3,500 pairs of shoes and 7,200 pairs of glasses. One hundred percent of contributions go to the charities connected with the Giving Machines, and the church covers credit card fees.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ask believers if they will Light the World this year. People can do this by inviting friends and neighbors to Sunday worship services, meeting with missionaries, watching and sharing “The Christ Child” video or exploring the “A Child is Born” interactive experience at churchofjesuschrist.org/comeuntochrist.

Pastor Johan Dodge and his family were able to get away for a night to Joshua Tree around Thanksgiving. During the trip, they were able to see the stars more clearly because of the dark sky.  Over the last two years during the pandemic, it seems as though every time the world takes a step forward, it is  then forced to take three steps backward. Beginning with  COVID-19, followed by vaccines, then came the delta variant, followed by boosters, and now the omicron variant comes with more uncertainty.  

Darkness has been felt across the world, but it isn’t the end of the story.   

The church has installed a new heating and air system with filtration and rapid air exchange to make in-person worship safer. People are asked to continue to wear masks to attend in-person worship.

 People can also watch the worship service at home on Facebook @communitychurchleisureworld.  Those who don’t have Facebook can call the church office at (562) 431-2503 or email leisurewccsue@yahoo.com to receive the Zoom link.

Those who have a need without another way to address it should call the church office and leave a message at (562) 431-2503. The call will be returned as soon as possible.

Congregation Sholom will conduct hybrid services on Friday, Dec. 10, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 11, at 9:30 a.m. with Rabbi Mike Mymon 

New members who want to watch the livestream should contact Jeff Sacks by texting  (714) 642-0122 or emailing jfsacks@gmail.com. The link will have the meeting ID and password embedded. Those who want more details or need to practice can call Jeff ahead of time. The phone number to call for those who do not have Internet service is (669) 900-9128.

To join the Zoom meeting, go to  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3752519429?pwd=UDREWTA1N21jaXVUZUhyQmY1U01JQT09. The meeting ID is 375 251 9429, and the passcode is 8ZYy69.

The walking group meets every Monday and Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Clubhouse 3, Bus Stop A.

The Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday,  Dec. 15,  via Zoom. The group is currently reading from the book “Here I Am,” a short story collection edited by Marsha Lee Berkman and Elaine Marcus Starkman. For more information, contact Ruth Hermann at (562) 430-3107.

Those who need to be added or removed from the misheberach list should let Darlene Rose know by Wednesday at (562) 347-8088. 

Contact Jeff to participate in games, the book club or livestream services.

Anyone who wants to join the congregation should call Howard Brass at (562) 794-9090. Congregation Sholom will conduct hybrid services on Friday, Dec. 10, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 11, at 9:30 a.m. with Rabbi Mike Mymon 

New members who want to watch the livestream should contact Jeff Sacks by texting  (714) 642-0122 or emailing jfsacks@gmail.com. The link will have the meeting ID and password embedded. Those who want more details or need to practice can call Jeff ahead of time. The phone number to call for those who do not have Internet service is (669) 900-9128.

To join the Zoom meeting, go to  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3752519429?pwd=UDREWTA1N21jaXVUZUhyQmY1U01JQT09. The meeting ID is 375 251 9429, and the passcode is 8ZYy69.

The walking group meets every Monday and Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Clubhouse 3, Bus Stop A.

The Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday,  Dec. 15,  via Zoom. The group is currently reading from the book “Here I Am,” a short story collection edited by Marsha Lee Berkman and Elaine Marcus Starkman. For more information, contact Ruth Hermann at (562) 430-3107.

Those who need to be added or removed from the misheberach list should let Darlene Rose know by Wednesday at (562) 347-8088. 

Contact Jeff to participate in games, the book club or livestream services.

Anyone who wants to join the congregation should call Howard Brass at (562) 794-9090.

Pro-life ministers Becky Maffucci and Jeanette Barreras organized an Advent project to benefit the Life Center of Santa Ana and Leisure World’s home-bound community.  The volunteers came together on  Dec. 3  at Holy Family Church’s rectory to sew baby blankets and beautiful scarfs for the home-bound church community.    

Megan Morris, coordinator and client advocate of Santa Ana Life Center, personally came to thank Father Joseph Son Nguyen and the group of ladies. She shared with the group the Walking with Mothers Program and how thankful they are to receive Holy Family’s support. 


Holy Family Church is operating at its regular Mass schedule.

Father Joseph suggests that people wear masks while inside the church. Saturday (Vigil Mass) is at 5 p.m., and Sunday Masses are at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon. Weekday Masses are Monday-Saturday at 8:30 a.m., and confessions are on Saturdays from 4-4:45 p.m.

To receive a copy of the weekly parish bulletin, sign up at https://ebulletin.jspaluch.com or https://www.jspaluch.com/Subscribe. Visit the website for more information at www.holyfamilysb.com.


Saturday, Dec. 11, at 8:30 a.m. is the Mass of anointing of the sick. People are invited to come experience the healing power of Jesus.

The following is the security report from November. It has been edited for clarity. 


Nov. 3, 3:35 p.m., Mutual 2

Resident left a candle unattended in unit. The unit did not suffer smoke, fire or damage.

Nov. 7, 4:20 p.m., Mutual 17

A burning smell was detected in the hallway. Burnt milk was discovered on stove with no fire or damage to the unit.

Nov. 14, 1:33 a.m., Mutual 12

A resident believed a fire alarm was sounding. The alarm  was a water alarm.

Nov. 17, 12:40 p.m., Mutual 14

Plastic was burning in the oven.

Nov. 25, 10:09 a.m., Mutual 2

A resident smelled smoke. The Seal Beach Fire Department responded and found a dimmer issue; no fire.


Nov. 2, 2:15 p.m.,  Mutual 12

Property was removed from a resident’s locked carport storage unit.

Nov. 3, noon, Mutual 1

A resident stated an unknown person removed a shoehorn from her unit.

Nov. 4, 12:37 p.m.,  Mutual 10

A vendor’s chop saw was taken by an unknown person.

Nov. 19, 4:15 p.m., Mutual 15

A resident stated a chair was removed from the carport area.

Nov. 19, 9:29 p.m., Mutual 11

A resident stated items were removed from the residence, but all items were found upon arrival on the couch and table.

Nov. 22, 2:40 p.m., Mutual 3

A resident stated that an ex-housekeeper removed her mop and cleaning supplies without permission.

Nov. 22, 2 p.m., Mutual 12

A vendor’s backpack was removed by an unknown person.

Nov. 24, 2:42 p.m., Mutual 7

A resident stated that a  person removed her valuables in her residence between three weeks and four years ago.

Nov. 30, 8:25 p.m., Mutual 9

An unknown person removed two boxes from a resident’s front door.


Nov. 12, 10:03 a.m., Mutual 5

An unknown person tampered with a resident’s vehicle tail pipe.


Nov. 11, 5:50 p.m., Mutual 5

Excessive dog barking was reported. The resident was issued a pet citation.

Nov. 22, 9:26 a.m., Mutual 6

A dog jumped over a fence and charged a resident with her dog. No injuries were reported.

Nov. 30, 9:33 a.m., Mutual 2

A resident complained about a barking dog. There was no noise detected at the scene.


Nov. 5, 4:37 p.m., Clubhouse 1

A resident struck a parked vehicle with their car.

Nov. 24, 4:46 p.m., Del Monte Drive/Interlachen Road

An unknown driver struck a parked vehicle’s side mirror and fled the scene.

Nov. 24, 4:10 p.m., Golden Rain Road/St. Andrews  Drive

A moving vehicle struck another vehicle in the intersection.

Nov. 28, 6 p.m., Annandale Road

A moving vehicle sideswiped parked vehicle. The driver of moving vehicle was located.

Nov. 29, 1:08 p.m., Car Wash

A moving vehicle struck a parked vehicle and caused damage to the right rear bumper


Nov. 1, 4:03 a.m., Mutual 5

Security responded to a loud TV complaint. The resident reduced the volume.

Nov. 12, 12:03 p.m., Mutual 10

A resident reported loud noises from a neighboring unit. Neighbors were advised about the issue.

Nov. 16, 12:06 p.m., Mutual 4

Ongoing resident dispute  about loud music coming from unit. Resident turned the volume down when asked.

Nov. 17, 1:52 p.m., Mutual 17

Loud music was playing in a neighboring unit. The resident turned the music volume down when asked.

Nov. 18, 6:03 p.m., Mutual 6

Movers were making excessive noise; they ceased activity and left the unit.

Nov. 18,  6:55 p.m., Mutual 3

A resident complained of noise from a neighboring unit. No noise was detected at the scene.

Nov. 19, 11:27 p.m., Mutual 4

A resident reported an on-going issue with neighbor. No noise was detected at the scene.

Nov. 20,  2:48 p.m., Mutual 3

A resident stated people living in her attic were causing noise. There were no people or noises at the scene.

• Nov. 22, 4:37 p.m., Mutual 3

Ongoing issue with a resident stating someone is in the attic.

Nov. 23, 11:55 p.m., Mutual 15

A resident reported people outside her unit screaming.  No noise or people were at the scene. 

• Nov. 24, 12:3 a.m., Mutual 2

A resident stated people inside her unit were causing noise. There was no one else in the unit. 

Nov. 24, 4:20 a.m., Mutual 3

Ongoing resident complaint regarding noise from attic and neighboring unit. There was no noise detected at the scene.

Nov. 24, 10:12 p.m., Mutual 5

A resident reported noise coming from a neighbor’s unit. The source of the noise was found, and there was no further issue.


Nov. 1, 10:44 a.m., St. Andrews Gate

A resident fell off a scooter and left before help arrived.

Nov. 2, 7:34 p.m., Mutual 2

A resident fell while walking and was transported to the hospital.

Nov. 2, 1:35 p.m., Mutual 12

A resident was found on the ground near her walker and did not need transportation to the hospital.

Nov. 4, 9:25 p.m., Mutual 9

A resident became ill during a walk and was transported to the hospital.

Nov. 4, 10 a.m., Mutual 4

A resident fell at the golf course and left the scene before paramedics arrived.

Nov. 5, 1:27 p.m., Mutual 4

A resident was found on the ground near a walker and was  transported to the hospital.

Nov. 5, 4:34 p.m., Mutual 14

A resident stated his dog pulled too hard on the leash, and he fell.

Nov. 10, 11:23 p.m., Mutual 11

A resident tripped over a tree and  declined medical assistance

Nov. 10,  12:40 p.m., Mutual 5

A resident tripped while walking on sidewalk and declined medical assistance.

Nov. 11, 9:15 a.m., Mutual 10

A resident fell while walking a dog; did not require transportation to hospital.

Nov. 17, 9:39 p.m., Clubhouse 3

A resident fell while walking and was transported to the hospital.

Nov. 17, 9 a.m., Mutual 15

A resident fell while walking with walker but did not require transportation to the hospital.


Nov. 7, 8:25 p.m., Mutual 10

A lost resident was escorted home.

Nov. 11, 2:35 p.m., Mutual 7

A resident became lost during a walk and was escorted home.

Nov. 21, 6 p.m., Mutual 14

A resident was found near the pool area and escorted home.

Nov. 22, 2:24 p.m., Mutual 1

A resident became lost on the way to the woodshop and was escorted home.

Nov. 23, 1:04 p.m., Mutual 5

A resident from Mutual 1 was found and returned home.

•Nov. 28, 12:47 p.m., Mutual 7

A lost resident was found by another resident and escorted home.


Nov. 5, 10:30 p.m., Mutual 2

A resident stated someone possibly broke into his residence. SBPD was called to the scene; no crime was detected.

Nov. 5, 8:01 p.m., Mutual 7

Resident dispute over carport parking issue.

Nov. 6, 1:25 p.m., Mutual 11

Mother/son were in a dispute over property.  SBPD was called to keep the peace.

Nov. 9, 2:32 p.m., Gym

A resident shared issues and concerns with the sign-in at the gym.

Nov. 9, 3:45 p.m., Mutual 2

An unknown person broke a  lock and entered a unit. SBPD was called to the scene.

Nov. 10, 3:23 p.m., Mutual 3

A resident had a dispute with her current caregiver.

Nov. 11, 8:47 p.m., Mutual 1

A resident and GRF security officer were involved in a dispute over speeding.

Nov. 11, 1:06 p.m., Mutual 7

A resident left his vehicle running in the carport

Nov. 12, 10:45 p.m., Front Gate

A non-resident attempted to enter community. SBPD responded and took person back to his residence in Garden Grove. 

Nov. 12, 4:25 p.m., Mutual 4

Ongoing issue with neighboring resident causing a disturbance.

Nov. 15, 8:50 p.m., Mutual 1

Ongoing resident dispute regarding a variety of complaints.

Nov. 15, 3:30 p.m., Mutual 1

A resident verbally attacked another resident in the laundry room regarding the wearing of masks.

Nov. 15, 4 p.m., Mutual 15

A resident reported that an unknown male exposed himself in front of her unit.

Nov. 15, 9:15 a.m., Clubhouse 6 Parking Lot

A resident complained of offensive signs posted in Clubhouse 6. Security did not observe any objectionable signs.

Nov. 18, 12:30 p.m., Mutual 1

Residents were involved in a verbal altercation regarding construction in a unit. SBPD was called to keep the peace.

Nov. 19, 3:36 p.m., Mutual 14

Residence checked with Mutual vice-president. Occupant was advised to go to Stock Transfer to complete necessary paperwork.

Nov. 21, 9:37 p.m., Mutual 4

Ongoing neighbor dispute.SBPD was at the scene to keep the peace.

Nov. 22, 7:05 a.m., Mutual 11

A resident claimed someone locked her in her bedroom.  Police were immediately called but found no crime. 

Nov. 22, 2:46 p.m., Mutual 9

A resident used a GRF ladder to gain access to the roof.

Nov. 23, 12:08 p.m., Mutual 4

Report of a driver sleeping in a parked vehicle. The vehicle left the scene upon arrival.

Nov. 26, 12 p.m., Mutual 3

Residents were  involved in a verbal altercation.

Nov. 27, 4:42 a.m., Mutual 3

Ongoing issues with a resident claiming items were removed from her residence. SBPD  was called; no report taken.

Nov. 27, 2:58 a.m., Mutual 10

A resident reported a suspicious person.  No one was found at the scene after search.

Nov. 27, 4:12 p.m., Mutual 1

Residents were involved  in a verbal altercation over the  rules at the poolroom.

Nov. 28, 2:10 p.m., Pool Area

The children of a construction worker observed in the area where pool construction zone. They  placed in a vehicle.

Nov. 28, 2:28 p.m., Pickle Ball Court

A resident allowed grandkids on the court. Resident complied when advised of rules.

Nov. 29, 5:30 a.m., Golden Rain Rd./St. Andrews Drive

 A pedestrian yelled at vehicle she believed came too close while walking in crosswalk.

Nov. 30, 5:26 p.m., Mutual 2

Residents were involved in a dispute over the use of the sidewalk


Paramedic calls: 156 (average 5.2 per day)

Theft: 9

Vandalism: 1

Traffic Incidents: 5

Death Investigations: 14

Lost Residents: 6

Injury: 12

Noise Complaints: 13

Fire Reports: 5

Pet Complaints: 3

Grand Totals: 224

Health & Fitness

How does a ‘give back’ plan work?

by Sandra Teel

Medicare insurance broker

If you’ve signed up for one of those “give back” plans, but you’re still not sure know how it works, here’s the scoop. 

When someone is on Medicare, they pay a Part B premium. Typically if they are on Social Security, this premium is deducted from their Social Security check each month. An insurance company, such as SCAN, is paying the “give back” amount to the Social Security Administration for the named beneficiary. That “give back” amount will be deducted from the Part B premium the beneficiary pays.

For example:

Beneficiary receives $2,000 monthly in Social Security

Medicare Part B: -$170.10 deduction for 2022

Total Social Security check: 1,829.90 monthly


Beneficiary receives $2,000 monthly in Social Security

Medicare Part B: -$170.10 deduction for 2022

Part B “Give Back”: $125

Total Social Security check: $1,954.90 monthly

Essentially, you are getting $125 more per month in your Social Security check.

What if you are on Medicare but not taking Social Security yet? You will see a reduced Part B premium owed when you get your Medicare Part B premium quarterly bill.

The Social Security Administration is warning people that the new $12 monthly credit may not show up on your Social Security payment or bill until April, but they will retroactively pay you from January.

You should always check to see if your doctors and prescriptions are covered before you sign up. In some cases, your doctor may not be with that plan, or you may pay more for your prescriptions. 

It’s recommended to call a trusted Medicare insurance broker if you still have questions or need help.

Sandra Teel can be reached at (657) 204-4224.

’Tis the season to reach out to your neighbors

by Robann Arshat

Member Resources & Assistance Liaison

The holiday season is upon us, and while most people are gathering for festive activities, there are some who are suffering from isolation and depression. Everyone in LW should reach out to a neighbor and make their day. 

Social connection is crucial for both mental and physical health, as relationships are proven to be vital to everyone’s well-being and survival. Loneliness is a serious health risk, and studies have concluded that those without adequate social interaction are twice as likely to die prematurely. 

Isolation can lead to depression, a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest that can lead to isolation. It can become a vicious cycle that’s difficult to break. 

If anyone knows of someone who is suffering from depression or seems to be isolated, they are encouraged to reach out, especially if that person would have difficulty asking for connection. 

There are also resources that anyone can reach out to for themselves or to refer someone in need. 

The following organizations provide services free of charge.

Council on Aging Friendly Visitor Program: (714) 479-5030

OC Warm Line: 24-hour non-crisis support and resource; anyone call call or text at any time, (714) 991-6412 or (877) 910-9276; www.namioc.org/oc-warmline.

Nami (National Alliance on Mental Health): for emotional support, (714) 544-8488

New Hope 24-Hour Crisis Line: (714) 639-4673

Meals on Wheels, Long Beach

Meals on Wheels of Long Beach Inc. delivers freshly cooked meals for $8.75 per day Monday-Friday, between 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Deliveries include an 8-ounce carton of 1 percent milk. An alternate dessert is available for those on a diabetic diet. Contact Client Manager Caron Adler at (562) 439-5000, ext. 1, or visit www.mowlb.org to complete an online application. To cancel a meal for the following day, you must contact Adler before 9 a.m. the prior business day. Menu is subject to change without notice. 

Thursday, Dec. 9: Baked turkey ziti, whole-grain roll and seasoned cauliflower; jello; turkey-and-cheese sandwich, with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus three-bean salad.

Friday, Dec. 10: Rosemary chicken breast with creamy garlic sauce, oven-browned potatoes and broccoli; chocolate pudding; chicken Caesar salad, with lettuce, cheese, croutons and Caesar dressing, plus crackers.

Monday, Dec. 13: Homemade meatloaf with gravy, au gratin potatoes, and green beans with pimentos; oatmeal cookies; chicken salad sandwich, with spinach, tomato and pickle, plus homemade potato salad.

Tuesday, Dec. 14: Barbecue chicken leg and thigh, mashed sweet potatoes, and zucchini and tomato; pears with cinnamon; spinach salad, with chicken, mandarin oranges, dried cranberries, feta cheese and vinaigrette dressing, plus crackers.

Wednesday, Dec. 15: Oven-roasted pork loin with honey-mustard sauce, barley pilaf, and peas and onions; banana; ham-and-cheese sandwich, with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus carrot-and-raisin salad.

Meet the HCC’s new doctors

by C.J. Blomquist


The Health Care Center welcomes Drs. Ajay Manchandia and Carlos Martinez to its ophthalmology team. Both doctors believe that each patient deserves his or her own approach. “My philosophy to eye care includes a patient-centric approach and to care for each patient as if I were caring for my own family,” Manchandia said.

Martinez agreed. “I always like to think about what I would do for my mother if my mother was sitting in the patient’s chair,” he said. “However, I never reveal that until my patient expresses their wishes. I believe in empowering patients to make their own decisions.” 

Manchandia is fluent in English, Hindi and medical Spanish, while Martinez is fluent in English and Spanish. Both are available for new patients by calling (562) 493-9581. Below, they share more details about themselves.


LW Weekly: Where did you grow up?

Dr. Ajay Manchandia: I grew up in Southern California.

Dr. Carlos Martinez: My life has been an incredible journey. I was born in Cuba. I left Cuba for Spain at the age of 5. I lived in Spain for three years and moved to Puerto Rico. Eventually, I moved to New Orleans, where I lived for 15 years pursuing my career in ophthalmology. 

Why did you pursue this specialty?

Manchandia: Ophthalmology is a good balance of clinical and surgical medicine, and an ophthalmologist who provides good medical and surgical care can hugely impact a patient’s quality of life in the long-term. 

Martinez: I fell in love with ophthalmology after two weeks of doing it. I had done an extensive amount of research in neurosurgery and thought that’s where my heart was, but the first time I took a patch off a patient who had had cataract surgery and the patient cried because he had not been able to see for years, I decided I wanted to do nothing else but ophthalmology. 

Where did you go for school?

Manchandia: I graduated from UC Berkeley, and then went on to medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine. I completed my internship in internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital and my ophthalmology residency at Temple University. Then, I moved back to Southern California for additional training as a pediatric ophthalmologist and strabismus surgeon at the Stein Eye Institute at UCLA.

Martinez: I received my undergraduate degree and master’s in theoretical chemical physics from Tulane University. After that, I went to medical school and pursued an internship in internal medicine and ophthalmology at Louisiana State University (LSU) in New Orleans. At the time, the LSU Eye Center was recognized worldwide as one of the best training institutions in the world. I had the pleasure of working with incredible people, including the first person to discover the first antiviral cornea-preservation solutions, the first person to do laser vision correction in the world and show that it worked, and some incredible cataract and glaucoma specialists. 

What do you like to do outside the office?

Manchandia: My hobbies include astronomy, photography, skiing, hiking, playing tennis and world travel.

Dr. Carlos Martinez: I enjoy spending time with my two sons and playing basketball and volleyball, especially beach volleyball. I also collect ophthalmological antiques.

Arts & Leisure

Holiday entertainment

Bright lights make for happy holidays

Anyone interested in the events listed below should visit the websites or call the phone numbers provided for more information, such as ticket pricing. Additional events will be listed weekly throughout the holiday season.  

Home for the Holidays Christmas Boutique: Roger’s Gardens is as well-known for its beautiful fresh flowers and plants as it is for its spectacular holiday décor. Explore rooms of vintage-inspired ornaments (Where else can you find an ornament depicting Santa in the Newport Beach Boat Parade?) and home goods, then grab a farm-to-table meal at the on-site restaurant Farmhouse. Roger’s Gardens, 2301 San Joaquin Hills Rd., Corona del Mar, (949) 640-1415; www.rogersgardens.com. 

Fashion Island Tree Lighting: Every night starting at 6 p.m. through Jan. 1, 2022, Fashion Island’s signature, live, 90-foot fir Christmas tree glows thanks to 10,000 lights and ornaments. 401 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach; www.fashionisland.com.

Sawdust Winter Fantasy: Through Dec. 19, shop handcrafted wares from 150 artists and makers in an enchanting winter wonderland, featuring twinkling lights, falling snow, live music and daily visits with Santa Claus. Tickets cost $7 for seniors, or get a season pass for $20. Sawdust Art & Craft Festival, 935 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach, (949) 494-3030; sawdustartfestival.org.

Holiday Lights at Dana Point Harbor: More than 700,000 LED lights illuminate the harbor with seasonal cheer. In additional to the huge whale sculpture, lighted palm trees, giant Christmas trees and Candy Cane Lane, there’s the popular photo-op spot “Merry Kiss Me” arch. For one week starting Dec. 10, viewers can also catch a glimpse of the annual Boat Parade of Lights, with this year’s theme of “Fiesta Holiday.” Dana Point Harbor, 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point; danapointharbor.com.

Night of Lights OC: People can enjoy the more than 1 million lights in this interactive holiday display from the comfort of their own vehicles through Jan. 2, 2022. Tickets and treats must be purchased in advance at nightoflightsoc.com. OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa. 

Hikari—A Festival of Lights: Loosely translated, Hikari means shine in Japanese, and Tanaka Farms shines with more than a million twinkling lights. Revelers can take a ride in a tractor-pulled wagon though the festively lit, working farm to the Land of a Thousand Lanterns, which features even more light displays and photo opportunities. The Gingerbread Forest offers more photo ops, plus arts-and-crafts activities, visits with barnyard animals, live music, and food booths. There’s also a chance for a photo with Santa. Tanaka Farms, 5380 3/4 University Dr., Irvine, (949) 653-2100; www.tanakafarms.com/hikari.

Magic of Lights Drive-Thru Experience: This drive-through holiday-lights experience features holiday scenes and favorite seasonal characters using the latest LED technology and digital animations through Dec. 26. Tickets must be purchased online. Angel Stadium, 2000 E Gene Autry Way, Anaheim; MagicofLights.com/Anaheim.

Holidays at the Park: The Great Park’s Palm Court has been transformed into a light display honoring the site’s military past, plus there are mini elf homes featuring the city of Irvine’s 50th anniversary logo hidden throughout the complex. And until Jan. 2, the Artist Studio offers a winter-themed pop-up museum for all ages. Great Park, 8000 Great Park Blvd., Irvine, (949) 724-6247; www.cityofirvine.org/great-park/holidayz-park.

Winterscape: From Dec. 10-23, the Outpost at San Juan Capistrano morphs into a wintry land, with the first Festival of Trees, featuring live Christmas trees decorated by local businesses. There’s also live entertainment, dining options from local food trucks, ice skating, ice curling, table tennis, cornhole and “Redneck Horseshoes.” The Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park, 30753 La Pata Road, San Juan Capistrano; sanjuanoutpost.com.

57th Annual Holiday Wassail Concert: The beloved Chapman tradition returns to the university’s Musco Center on Dec. 11, with a concert of seasonal favorites performed by the Chapman University Singers, University Choir and Treble Choir, along with music performed by the Chapman Orchestra. Musco Center for the Arts, 1 University Dr., Orange, (844) 626-8726; events.chapman.edu/84228.

Villa Park Dry Land Boat Parade: Starting at 5 p.m. on Dec. 12 from the parking lot of Villa Park High School, more than 50 vessels—boats on trailers, golf carts, Segways, trucks, classic cars and more—covered in lights and decorations to the theme “Joy to the World” will make their way to the Villa Park Town Center. Parade route starts at Villa Park High School, 18042 Taft Ave., Villa Park; villapark.co/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Boat_Parade_Map_2021.pdf.

113th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade and Ring of Lights: “Jingle on the Waves” from Dec. 15-19, as beautifully decorated, well-lit yachts, boats, kayaks and canoes parade along the harbor, beginning and ending at Lido Isle. Newport Harbor, Newport Beach; www.christmasboatparade.com.

Snoopy House: The area in front of Costa Mesa City Hall glows with the warmth of Christmas and Charles Schulz’s beloved Peanuts characters for five days starting Dec. 17. Kids can enjoy miniature train rides, and anyone of any age can get a photo with Santa and write letters to him. There are also performances from local musical groups over the weekend. All events are free. Costa Mesa City Hall, 77 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa; www.costamesaca.gov/residents/annual-events/snoopy-house-holiday-display.

Holiday Festival: The Muck fills with the sites and sounds of the holidays on Dec. 19. In addition to performances by Noelle Lidyoff, the Sugar Daddies, the Kamaaina Glee Club and Momentum Dance, there are family-friendly activities, live music, free art workshops for kids, and an arts and crafts sale. The Muckenthaler Cultural Center, 1201 W. Malvern Ave., Fullerton, (714) 738-6595; themuck.org/programing/2021-12-19.

The LW Art League decorated a Christmas tree at Clubhouse 1 with handcrafted works from club volunteers. Carmen Leslie made figures of singing children from soda cans, while others made miniature versions of paintings and other crafts.

Entertainment Ensemble & Video Club

The Leisure World Entertainment Ensemble & Video Club (previously known as LW Chorale Club) invites everyone in Leisure World to its presentation of “After Christmas With Love” on Jan. 29 at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. The program offers a fun approach to how the time after Christmas, Hanukkah and all other December holidays should be celebrated.

Refreshments will be served.

Woman’s Club Table Top Games

LW Woman’s Club’s next Table Top Games is on Dec. 17 in Clubhouse 2. The room will be available starting at noon for set-up and socializing, and play starts at 1 p.m. or whenever all table members have arrived. 

Members can play anything they want—they just need to bring a game and friends; all are invited. To set up a new game, call Kathy Russell at (949) 293-7517. 

Lunch will not be served, but people may bring something and eat with friends before play begins. The Woman’s Club will furnish coffee and hot water for tea or hot cocoa. Sweet treats will also be available.

The club requests each person pay $1 to play. This donation will go toward the LW philanthropies the Woman’s Club supports.

Anyone with questions or concerns should contact Jan Krehbiel at (562) 431-8240.

Orchestra Concert Set for Dec. 18

Leisure World Orchestra invites all LWers to its Holiday Concert on Dec. 18 at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. Refreshments will be served after the free show. 

The orchestra has grown this year, and under new conductor Dr. Samuel Kim, a wonderful program has been planned that includes “Scheherazade” by Rimsky Korsakov; Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas”; the “Hallelujah” chorus by Handel; the Radetzky March by Strauss; Humperdinck’s “Hansel and Gretel”; Strauss’ “Blue Danube” waltz; “Argonaise” from Bizet’s “Carmen”; the Christmas Fugue; “Festive Sounds of Hanukah”; Christmas MarchLeroy Anderson’s “A Trumpeters Lullaby”; Canticle of Praise (accompanied by the LW Korean Community Church choir); Mexican Overture; and more. 

The orchestra encourages all Leisure World musicians to join rehearsals in the Amphitheater on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and Wednesdays at noon. Anyone interested should contact Fred Reker at (615) 898-0669 or fredreker326@gmail.com.

Holiday Lights!

LW Weekly is seeking photos and addresses for its guide to LW’s holiday displays. People are encouraged to send high-resolution jpgs with an address and brief description of their notable displays to pattym@lwsb.com. Submissions sent before Dec. 16 may be included in the annual holiday lights feature scheduled for the Dec. 23 issue.


The Scrabble Club meets every Wednesday at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 5. Three successive games are offered. Members are asked to wear masks and arrive early so play can begin on time.

Mutual 1 residents Dori Campbell (l) and Debbi Fudge enjoyed a recent trip to Wat Buddhavipassana Buddhist Temple in Long Beach.

Hui O Hula returns to Rowntree Gardens Senior Living in Stanton. The LW hula club has been entertaining there twice a year for more than a decade. With the holiday season underway, dancers also recently entertained Mutual 15, where Cherry Hostler hosted an informal gathering, and they are looking forward to sharing their holiday spirit with the hard-working Golden Rain Foundation staff. Classes start at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in Clubhouse 6 and on Thursdays at Veterans Plaza. All are welcome to join. Anyone looking for more information or who would like to celebrate the season with a few hula may call Kaye Huff at (562) 431-2242.

Cribbage Club

A record number of players came out for Cribbage Club on Nov. 30. All 60 members were treated to cookies and ice cream by Dolores Cook to celebrate a Happy Cribbage Day.

For the third week in a row, a player won the right to place a star on his or her name badge. This week, Ruth Bonnema won her first star by scoring a perfect 847 count and winning all seven games she played. The club congratulates Ruth. 

Overall, scores were higher than usual this round. Coming in second, with a close score of 845, was Adair Paul. Third place went to Jorge Moy with 844, and Irvene Bernstein placed fourth with 841. 

Cribbage Club meets on Tuesdays in Clubhouse 1. Snacks are served at noon, with play beginning at 12:30 p.m. Seven games are played, with players rotating at the end of each game. New members are always welcome. 

Anyone who wants to learn the game or brush up on their skills can leave a message for Patti Smith at (562) 242-4674. 

—Marilyn Chelsvig

Calling all bakers

LW Weekly is looking for your best holiday cookies. Send in your recipe (plus its source, if known), your name and Mutual, a brief desciption of why it’s your favorite, and a high-resolution jpg to pattym@lwsb.com. Submissions sent before Dec. 16 may be included in a future issue.

Sunny Kim (l-r), Daisy Ramos and Connie Peck dance to Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York” during a recent Joyful Line Dance class. The group now meets upstairs in Clubhouse 6 on Thursdays from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Classes are currently limited to 32 people on a first-come, first-served basis. Face masks and exercise shoes are mandatory. For more information, send a text to (562) 301-5339.

Community Karaoke

Despite the chilly, foggy evening, a nice crowd came to enjoy Community Karaoke on Dec. 1. Host Walt Bier set the mood with a holiday tune, “Christmas in Dixie,” and Tony Tupas followed with “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire).” Other wonderful carols were sung by Essie Hicks, Ric Dizon, Leila Claudio, Danna Sanders, Karen Morris and Albert Comia. 

There was also a mixture of showtunes and pop hits performed by 35 karaoke singers. Ellen Brannigan did the peppy song “My Guy,” while Bob Barnum sang the prayer “Ave Maria.” And Vito Villamar entertained the line dancers in the room.

The club will celebrate the season with a Christmas party and some special treats on Dec. 15.

Everyone is invited to join karaoke practice on Mondays from 1-3 p.m. in Clubhouse 6 and the Wednesday-night karaoke parties in Clubhouse 1 beginning at 5:30 p.m. 

-—Margie Thompson

Saturday Bunco

The winners at the Nov. 27 meeting of the Saturday Social Bunco Club include:

Most Buncos: Marilyn Moody and Karen Riner

Most Wins: Lois True

Most Babies: Joanne Lester and Wilma Rojo 

Most Losses: Joyce Ingram

Door Prize: Pam Kelly 

The club’s Christmas Party is on Saturday, Dec. 11, at 11:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Play will begin after lunch. In January, the club returns to its regular schedule of meeting the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 1-4 p.m. in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby. Sign-ups begin at 1 p.m., and play begins at 1:30.  

For more information, contact club President Doris Dack at (714) 356-0443.

Restaurant Review

Savory meals from southern Asia

Himalayan Grill

16278 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach

(562) 592-9080


Open daily, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

by Ivy Kung and Les Feller

LW contributors

We highly recommend the Himalayan Grill in Huntington Beach, located on the north side of Pacific Coast Highway, just over the bridge from Seal Beach. 

The food is from India, Tibet, Nepal and Indo-China, and all of the dishes we’ve tried so far have been very tasty and exotic. Plus, the service is friendly 

The menu features not only lamb, chicken and seafood dishes, but also vegetarian fare. And the staff will ask how spicy you’d like your food.

We recently ordered a combo meal for two, which included lamb- and chicken-based main dishes, plus sides. If you order à la carte, it can get a little pricy, but the dinner combos cost between $20-$42. There’s also a weekly luncheon special that’s similar to the dinner combo, but at about half the price.  

Both times we were there, we took home enough leftovers for dinner the next night. We’re definitely returning.

Leisure World residents are welcome to submit reviews of local eateries to pattym@lwsb.com. Include the restaurant’s full name, telephone number, address and operating hours, as well as high-resolution photos (saved as jpgs), if possible. Authors should include their name, plus Mutual and telephone numbers. Reviews are subject to editing and will run as space allows.

Chess Club

This week’s puzzle is checkmate in three moves. White moves first; any answer by Black, and White’s third move is checkmate.

The solution to this week’s puzzle: The first move is knight e6.

The White knight moves from g5 to e6, then Black pawn to e6, followed by White bishop to h6 and Black king to g8. The next move by White is checkmate.

The Chess Club currently meets from 1:30-6 p.m. on Fridays under the umbrella behind Clubhouse 3, weather permitting.

Yahtzee Club

At the Nov. 26 meeting of the Yahtzee Club, Karen Riner won for Most Yahtzees (seven), Donna Wenrick had the highest total score (1,772), and Suzanne Parks won the door prize.

The Yahtzee Club meets every Friday from 12:30-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 6. The cost to play is $2 per meeting.  The club is currently at maximum capacity, but anyone who wants to be on a waiting list to join or would like a lesson in the game should call or text Kathy Rose at (714) 309-6873.

Women’s Golf Club

For a special fifth-Tuesday tournament challenge, 43 members of the Women’s Golf Club. participated on Nov. 30. Each golfer totaled the number of putts she made throughout the nine-hole round and added that number to her net score (gross minus handicap) to determine a final score. All flights except B were awarded first place honors only; because there were twice the number of participants in Flight B, two places were awarded. The winners were:

Flight A: Hae Lee, 36.

Flight B: First place: Jessica Choi, 34; second place: Young Suk, 36.

Flight C: Marilyn Hewitt, 32.

Flight D: Joyce Basch, 28.

Awards will be presented at the annual Women’s Golf Club Holiday Luncheon on Dec. 17 at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. (The luncheon date is not on Dec. 27, as was previously reported.) 

-—Dale Quinn

Holiday Concert

The holiday season is the perfect time to get together with friends and family. NOCE Choir & Tone Chime hosts a Holiday Concert on Dec. 13 at 10:30 a.m. in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby

The choir focuses on choral singing with soprano, alto, tenor and bass parts all singing in harmony. It will perform music that celebrates the season, with the Tone Chime Choir performing a short concert immediately after.

NOCE Spring 2022 Registration

The Leisure World NOCE Spring Semester Class Registration Event will be on Jan. 14 in Clubhouse 2 from 9 a.m.-noon or until classes are full. Though the event had previously been planned for early December, NOCE staff availability has pushed it back until after the holidays. There will be ample time to ensure a smooth registration event for everybody involved.

New students have the option of filling out an application to become a student at  www.tinyurl.com/NOCEapply; paper applications are also available at the LW Library. Returning students need to bring their Student ID (Banner ID) to the registration event. People unsure of their Banner ID should call NOCE Star Help at (714) 808-4679 to retrieve it. Both new and returning students need to bring their COVID Vaccine Card with them to registration.

Current Leisure World NOCE classes will soon be visited by a NOCE staff member, who will give students the option of pre-enrolling in the same class for next semester. The NOCE staffer will also be there to assist existing students with uploading their COVID vaccination cards. People who are interested in a class they are currently not enrolled in will need to attend the in-person registration event in January.

The full list of classes for Spring 2022 can be found below. Anyone with questions or concerns should call the library at (562) 598-2431 or visit and ask for Taylor Greene at the reference desk.



An unscheduled vacancy exists on the: Seal Beach Planning Commission District 2 due to the resignation of Ronde Winkler. Said vacancy exists as of January 1, 2022. This notice is posted at City Hall as of: November 24, 2021 Final appointment to the board, commission or committee shall not be made by the City Council for at least 10 working days after the posting of the notice of unscheduled vacancy by the City Clerk’s Office. Government Code Section 54974: (a) Whenever an unscheduled vacancy occurs in any board, commission, or committee for which the legislative body has the appointing power, whether due to resignation, death, termination, or other causes, a special vacancy notice shall be posted in the office of the clerk of the local agency, the library designated pursuant to Section 54973, and in other places as directed by the legislative body, not earlier than 20 days before or not later than 20 days after the vacancy occurs. Final appointment to the board, commission, or committee shall not be made by the legislative body for at least 10 working days after the posting of the notice in the clerk’s office. (b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), the legislative body may, if it finds that an emergency exists, fill the unscheduled vacancy immediately. A person appointed to fill the vacancy shall serve only on an acting basis until the final appointment is made pursuant to this section. Gloria D. Harper, City Clerk  City of Seal Beach



Lenora Browning, LW Resident. Phone 562-493-5457. Seal Beach Business License #BRN000. 12/30



LW-Resident  562-419-3557 www.jafra.com/hwells  Celebrating 51-Year Career, Call for Specials!  Business License WEL0015 12/23


Would like young lady for company 3-4hrs daily. Light-lunch/watch-movies/take-walks/etc. Tom/310-291-1978.



Complete maintenance and landscape. Serving Leisure World since 1978. Planting, clean-ups, fertilization. New lawns, etc. Offering my services to all Mutuals. Honest and reliable. State Contractor’s License #779462. Call 562-863-7739, 

562-743-3832 or 714-527-1172. 12/30


Additions & Remodeling, Kitchen & Bath Remodeling, Windows, Tile & Stonework. State Contractor’s License #393071. 

OGAN CONSTRUCTION, INC. (562) 596-7757.  3/31/22


JR HOME REPAIRS.  Quality work. Perfectionist, honest & reliable. Call JR 562-519-2764. SB Business License #JRH0001. 7/07/2022


562-596-0559 LW DECOR INC – LIC 723262

Install doors, new windows, recessed lights, fans, light fixtures. Cabinet refacing & refinishing, paint exterior window frames, ceilings made smooth, closets redone, misc. repairs. Kitchen/bathroom remodeling. 40+ yrs in LW.

LW DECOR INC 562-596-0559.  2/10/22


We refinish your TUB/SHOWER to look brand new. Convert to a WALK-IN SHOWER and/or raise seat. Nu Kote 562-833-3911  

License #699080 Serving LW since 1999. 2/03/2022


Painting – Free estimates. 1 room or entire house & refinish kitchen cabinets. Call Jerry (714) 826-8636.

CA State License #675336. 12/30


Affordable – Professional, Licensed and Insured. Interior – exterior drywall repair, texturing, pressure washing, cabinets. Senior discounts. Cory Gee Painting 714-308-9931. License #1049257. 03/03/2022



Lic 723262. 40+ yrs in LW. Interiors, cabinets, exterior window frames, kitchen, bath, doors, trim, primered only premium paints. Ceilings made smooth, crown moulding & baseboards installed. LW Decor Inc.562-596-0559.  02/10/22




40+ yrs in LW. Vinyl plank, laminate, tile indoor and outdoor patio carpet. License 723262. 562-596-0559.  02/10/22

UPHOLSTERY/Carpet cleaning and tile & grout

All Year Carpet Cleaning since 1988. Tile & Grout. Call Tito (562) 658 – 9841. State Contractors Lic. #578194. 12/30



CLEAN, REPAIR, REPLACE. Licensed and insured. Dan (562) 841-3787. Seal Beach License #BRA0002. 2/17/22


SKYLIGHT Cleaning and Repairs Contact Eugene at (714) 774-4385. Contractor State License 634613-B. 1/13/22




Shutters, blinds, roll-up shades, custom drapes. 562-596-0559.   2/10/22

Leisure World Helping Leisure World

Y’s Service Club of the YMCA will assist residents with small non-professional jobs. We change light bulbs, clean air conditioner filters, hang a small picture or mirror, remove or place items on a high shelf, air bicycle tires, etc. Donations gladly accepted. Call weekdays between 9 am-5 pm. (562) 822-6655.


Does your walker need new tennis balls? Delivery and installation provided. Please give your name and phone number. Free of charge. Diane Hart 714-955-2885. 



Offers FREE advice on buying and selling of your golf cart. Also batteries and Safety Flags. 562-431-6859.


I am an experienced caregiver available to assist with daily care, doctor’s appointments and errands. Available 24/7. 

949-899-7770. Seal Beach Business License HEL0006. 12/30



Experienced, knowledgeable caregivers, honest, assertive, fluent English. Hourly/full-time, doctor’s appointments, errands. Bernadine 562-310-0280. Seal Beach Business License #BCS0002. Bonded/insured. 12/30


MOST AFFORDABLE RATES with optimum service, 23-years  LW experience, reliable, honest caregivers. Licensed, 24-hours, part-time, doctors, appointments, references, fluent English.  Ann 714-624-1911, 562-277-3650 – Heidi. Seal Beach License #HYC0001. 12/16



Over 25+ years in Leisure World with Excellent References.  Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet: 562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003  2/24/2022


Elderly care. Live-in, live-out. 30 years of experience. Cooking, cleaning, medications, companions, doctors. Experience with dementia. Licensed by the state. Gloria 949-371-7425. 12/23


Maria’s experienced caregivers, run errands, Dr’s appointments, cleaning, cooking, part-time, full-time, live-in. (562) 230-4648. Seal Beach Business License License #CAM0006. 12/09


Leisure World Caregiver with/experience. Has car &  can provide references.Maria/562-257-7631. Seal Beach Business License LOP007. 1/06/22


Tammy Nguyen Phenix Salon – Service in private suite. One customer, one hairstylist. Sanitized & professional. Haircut for men & women, shampoo, set, color, highlights, perm, nails & toenails. In-house service available. Tammy Nguyen. 13944 Seal Beach Blvd,  #116. (714) 425-4198. 2/10/2022


In home hair care, serving the men and women of Leisure World for 36 years. Mel, cell: 562-480-9341. License #KC75538. 12/23


Yvonne-Is-Back! Haircuts, Color, Perms, Pedicure/Manicure in your home. Call 714-855-8465 for appointment. License KK336138. 12/23



Give a long-lasting gift. EYEBROW, EYELINE, LIP  from $99 up. LW-Resident, Retired License Esthetician Medical Spa. Leave message Kim/904-716-9933. License Z103890.


Experienced housekeeper. I do weekly and monthly cleaning. Call 949-899-7770. Seal Beach Business License HEL0006. 12/30



WINDOWS, HOUSECLEANING  CALL PHIL AT 562-881-2093 Over 30 years Experience! Seal Beach Business License #AB0001. 12/30



Windows 10% off first cleaning. General housecleaning. Excellent referrals in LW. (562) 307-3861. 20 years experience.

Seal Beach Business License gra0006. 2/10/2022


General housekeeping, 30 years of experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Seal Beach License RAZ0002. Call Gloria 

949-371-7425. 12/23


Maria House Cleaning

We’ll make your house look as nice as possible! 15 years of experience, We can work with your schedule. Bi-weekly or monthly.

Deep cleaning. Call or text 714-496-2885. Bus. Lic #HER0008. 12/23



We make your home sparkle! 7-days call anytime! Complete cleaning. Seal Beach Business License #M0001A.  

Call 562-505-1613. 12/09


FRUSTRATED (562)755-6199

Everything for your computer (PC or Mac), cell phone, TV, stereo, any electronic device. Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Bus. License License #CIP0001  2/17/2022


John’s Computer Services 562-733-9193

Virus removal, Repair, Training, Software, Wireless, Internet Security. LW Resident  SB License FUH0001. 12/23



Cars, motorcycle, truck – running or not. We are local – call anytime! We pay cash and remove promptly! We do DMV and Release of liability for you! Bonded/Licensed, since 1985! Call us so we can come out and give you a quote. 562-684-0901. 2/10/2022


Looking for a small reliable car with/low-mileage. Email contact ONLY at 2m2leeg@gmail.com


Golf Cars BUY SELL TRADE and REPAIRS. Call 714-292-9124. 12/30


Golf Cart for Sale in Great Shape with/New Battery. Leave message 562-594-6163.


Need a lift? Pam Miller. LW Residents ONLY. 310-227-1258 12/16


Inexpensive Shuttle. Airports, Shopping, Doctors, etc. SB License  ABL0001. 562-881-2093. 12/30


Rides by Russ 714-655-1544. 12/30

autos/boats/rv’s trailers FOR SALE


Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. Contractor’s License #779462. 12/30



No job too small! Fast, reliable, great prices. Seal Beach Business License BRA0002. 562-841-3787: Dan.  2/17/2022



Your moving service, any size job.  Business License RO263644. Call 310-387-2618.  2/24/2022


Christmas Boutique, December/9th-10th-11th, 1860 McKinney Way. Mutual-15/Apartment-21A.  Complete your shopping for family and friends.  Christmas-wrapping, ribbons, bows, Santa Statues, lights for inside/outside, tree-decorations, toys for kids.  Floor-lamps, table-lamps, small furniture, several sets of throws for the bed and decorative pillows. 12/09


Christmas Special: $350.00 Absolutely beautiful 12-String Washburn guitar. Includes: Brand new Washburn hard case,                 Washburn guitar picks, Guitar Stand, Leather guitar strap, Price is FIRM. 562-597-6182


2-Cemetary Plots, Rose-Hill Whittier $5,000/both. Large-Box Dodger Paraphernalia $250/OBO. Call 626-484-5575 for details.


Hollywood Bike-Rack. Holds Trike & Bike! Fits 2” or 1-1/4” receiver. MUST SELL! $395/OBO CALL/562-209-0816. LW-Resident!


Large Dog Crate. 22” Long, 15”  Wide, 20” High $20.00   Call 562-799-6079


7-foot gold/beige print sofa  $100/OBO. 1121 Northwood Road/Apartment-237A. Call for appointment/562-458-2359.


Estate Sale – 13120 Del Monte Drive, Mutual 15 – 47B. Thursday, December 9th and Friday, December 10th from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm. Several comfy recliners, loveseat, hutch, bookcases, coffee/end tables. Collection of tiny shoes, bells, colored glass, and other knick-knacks. Costume jewelry, men’s clothing (2/3XL). Queen bedroom set, dressers, trundle bed, jewelry armoire. Microwave, sewing machine, ukulele, guitar, garden art, chain saw, ladders, vacuum, bike. Estate Sale by Docia Drake 714-514-8232, PO Box 427, Seal Beach Business License ESD0001.


Cabinet with/4-adjustable shelves , glass front. Height=48-1/2”, Depth=16-3/4”, Width=19-1/4”. Storage for books, records/LPs, knick-knacks, etc. You-pick-up 310-429-6736.


2-Faux Red Leather Recliners,  Like-New/$80-each. Wonder Woman Ceramic Cookie Jar, Like-New/$35. Batman Ceramic Cookie Jar, Like-New/$35. Beatles, Collectible, Ceramic Cartoon Cookie Jar, $80. Framed Print of Elvis and Ann Margaret, Viva Las Vegas Movie, $20. Round Kitchen Table with/Folding Sides, Birch, Like-New/$75. Large Square Ottoman, Comfy, Beige, 35” x 35”, Like-New/$50. Wooden Kitchen Trash Can, with/lid, 13-gallon, Yellow,  $15. 714-469-7519.


3-White Floating Shelves $15/each. Turkey Roaster Electric Oven/$20. Red Faux Petite Leather-Recliner, Like-New/$69. Round Birch Kitchen-Table 60″ with/folding sides, Like-New/$65. Assorted Table-Lamps $10/each. 714-469-7519.


Montgomery Ward sewing machine available.  Model/UHT-1943, S/N-14866227. Email seebeyondrodney@yahoo.com